| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The air is hot and sultry, weighted with smoke and sea salt and the heady balm of pig fat. It's not exactly soup weather. It's the rainy season, July, when I'm in Zihuatanejo, which doesn't translate to any actual rain but rather a steamy, lazy...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Hurricane Odile made landfall early Monday, punching the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and sending torrential rains across 10 Mexican states.
Rain and flooding forced evacuations along Mexico’s Pacific Coast and...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon will be the keynote speaker at the fifth annual World Leaders Forum at Judson University in Elgin this spring, university officials announced Sunday.
On March 12, Calderon will talk about the changing global...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Although many things about the case against former Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi are murky, one thing is clear:
We should all be so lucky to have such a fiercely devoted mother.
Jill Tahmooressi's deft plucking of American heartstrings has been...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi should not be a prisoner, and he should not be a pawn.
Tahmooressi, who has family and roots in Weston, was arrested in March by Mexican authorities when he crossed the border from California with three loaded firearms...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 8:18 PM
Surviving a roadside bomb and two concussions while serving two combat tours in Afghanistan are not the biggest challenges that Marine Corps Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi has faced.
"He would say that being in a Mexican prison is his most torturous...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:36 PM
NEW HAVEN — Connecticut is far ahead of many states in dealing with child sex trafficking but still needs more money to train police, teachers and first responders to recognize and understand the problem, experts said Monday.
Several of the...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, speaking at a luncheon held in honor of his visit to California, thanked Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday for respecting immigrants "whether they have citizenship or not, whether they have legal status or not."
| Aug 18, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Nearly a half century before Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson crossed paths on a street in Ferguson, Mo., a 21-year-old man named Marquette Frye was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol, just outside of Watts.
Both incidents unfolded on...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 2:30 PM
MADRID -- Nicolas Echeverria's "Echo of the Mountain," Fernando Coimbra's "A Wolf at the Door" and Mariana Chenillo's "Paradise" will feature in the 2014 FICG in LA, which opens with Catalina Aguilar Mastretta's "The Hours With You."
An L.A. extension of...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Denis taught me how to tame "The Beast." He was 12. I was 52.
We met in a rail yard in Tapachula, Mexico, not far from the Guatemalan border. I had slung two cameras over my back and climbed the iron rungs to the top of a hopper car. I peered over and...